Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lesson time!

Random things I have learned from my colleague recently:



1) I learned a new word!

Etymology

The history of a linguistic form (as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral language

-Taken from Merriam Webster Online Dictionary-


You have my full admiration if you already know the word, but I honestly have not heard of the word before! *shy* I was chatting with my senior about the phonetics of the word 'nonchalant' (ya, we damn geek hor, haha), and he said it sounded French-- and proceeded to search for its etymology! And that's how hui wen learned about the word. -_-

By the way, the word 'nonchalant' comes from Old French! :P



2) Raccoons wash their paws before they eat.

Taken off Wikipedia (look under "Dousing"):

Raccoons sample food and other objects with their front paws to examine them and to remove unwanted parts. The tactile sensitivity of their paws is increased if this action is performed underwater, since the water softens the horny layer covering the paws.


My colleague asks me random things while we work, and if there is anything that I don't know, he will laugh at me. -___- Kind of like what my boyfriend does to me as well fml.


3) Do you know what orz means???

No. Seriously. Do you know??????

If you do, I really really respect you! T_________________T

A Japanese emoticon representing a kneeling or bowing person, with the "o" being the head, the "r" being the arms and part of the body, and the "z" being part of the body and the legs. This stick figure represents failure and despair. t is also commonly used for representing a great admiration (sometimes with an overtone of sarcasm) for someone else's view or action.

-Taken off Wikipedia (look under Posture Emoticon)-


You get it???

orz


Does it look like a kneeling dude to you? :P



4) Today at work, my colleagues and I were laughing and talking (loudly) over our hot desk partitions, and we got a telling-off from our manager. T___T Shortly after, I got an email from my senior with the heading (and link):

"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profanity_in_American_Sign_Language"



In the email he said that since we are so noisy, it's best we start learning sign language, HAHAHA. And we spent the day showing each other a fist, while turning the other hand's index finger on top of it (please refer to the "Asshole in ASL" illustration HAHAHA).



It's good to know I am learning so much at work WTF, hahahaha.



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Since I have posted such a long post (although all paraphrased from other sites wtf), I am just going to post up a few pictures! (blogging tactic: words>, pictures <; words <, pictures > WTF)



Dad's birthday late August. And yes, my brother perpetually looks bored. -_-




With birthday man!
Now we know where my brother got his expression genes from WTF.




With Jing.




Grandparents!




Sparklies. :P




It's hard to imagine sometimes, and just so recently, my skin was still ok. :((((



Outfit:




Brown top with pink scalloped carousel print details: Tea & Sympathy
Pale gold pinstriped skirt with black lace trimmings: Bangkok
Pale pink thin satin headband with mini pearl detailings: Junkyard sale
Multilayer pearl strands: Diva
Aged-looking brown multi-strapped pumps: Zu, Australia
Bag: Marc Jacobs




Pretty headband! :)




Too cute for words. <3

14 comments:

pinkpau said...

i love your shoes T_____T omg i do love them

The Faux Fashionista said...

I'm liking your pretty pearl headband and matching sparklies...so purrrdy!

choco said...

orz hahahaha, this totally stumped me. I am using it so much now hahaha

Y said...

HEY! Yes I'm back for a while but unfortunately I'm really like, crippled (can't drive, hahaha) so it's super hard for me to organise a meetup! (i'm so lame)

revel in me said...

pinkpau: Aww, thanks love! They are a great find! <3


faux fashionista: Hee, thank youuu! <3


choco: HAHAHHA so you just heard of the word?? But quite nice to use eh, HAHA!


Y: Haha, how long will you be back! I can come fetch you or something! ('cause you should stay nearby me :P)

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